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Default 09-28-2010, 08:32 PM

Ok, thanks. I am wondering, does anyone know the progress Meklort is making on hardware acceleration for graphics? And has anyone figured figured out a way to get there sleep working properly? (closing lid and it sleeping) I still can't get mine to work even with installing the sleepenabler.kext from meklort's blog. I'm not sure if my kext utility is working properly though, everytime I tried installing the sleepenabler.kext the kext utility would timeout.

Edit: I do not see the NBI installer option in the menu within the installation. How do I run the NBI Installer? I am getting kernel panic and there is no way of getting passed it. I have OSx on my desktop so if I have to use it I can.

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I did "arch=i386 pmVersion=0" and now I can't even boot off of my USB drive... Wtf is going on?
I fixed it, for some reason it wasn't giving me the Netbookinstaller option in the installation menu. It is now though.

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Default 09-28-2010, 08:54 PM

Madcamper, are you sure using 'the usb disk' which is jedparkes described in his message at Stage 1 (I copied it below)

You should check his instructions below and be sure all ok. I have used this instructions to prepare USB disk at the before the first (10.6.0) installation and use same disk for 10.6.4 update. It has NBI option in Utilities section.

Stage 1 Prepare USB HDD 16GB or bigger to boot and install OS X (I used a external 300GB HDD but anything should work)
On your Mac OS X 10.6 with DVD-ROM drive and USB port:
1. Insert the Mac OS X Snow Leopard retail disc into the Mac’s DVD drive (10.6.0 DVD), and connect the external USB drive to the Mac too
2. Launch the ‘Disk Utility’
3. Select the external USB drive in the left-hand column
4. Select the ‘Partition’ tab and then under “Volume Scheme:” click on ‘Current’ and change it to ‘1 Partition’
5. Change ‘Name:’ to “OSXDVD” and ensure that ‘Format:’ is set to “Mac OS Extended (Journaled)”.
6. Click ‘Apply’ and then ‘Partition’ and give the Mac a moment to format your USB drive and create the new partition
7. Next we need to copy Snow Leopard to the USB drive: select the ‘Restore’ tab.
8. From the left-hand pane, click and drag the ‘Mac OS X Install DVD’ icon to the ‘Source:’ field and release.
9. From the left-hand pane, click and drag the ‘OSXDVD’ icon to the ‘Destination:’ field and release.
10. Tick the ‘Erase destination’ box, then click the ‘Restore’ button and then click ‘Erase’. Allow between half an hour to 2 hours for the copy to complete.
11. Launch the ‘NetbookBootMaker 0.8.4pre.app’ application and from the select menu labeled ‘Select USB Partition:’ select the USB drive which is now titled ‘Mac OS X Install DVD’ and then click ‘Prepare Boot Drive’ (you’ll be prompted for the Mac Administrator’s username and password).
12. Once complete, you can eject the USB drive and disconnect it from the Mac.

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Default 09-28-2010, 09:03 PM

ok, so I ran the netbookinstaller by plugging in my USB drive, and I go to boot into my Mac OSX, type "arch=i386" I get kernel panic, try "arch=i386 pmversion=0" I still get kernel panic.

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" arch=i386 -x" does not work "arch=i386 pmversion=1" does not work. what else can I try? As of right now I can't get into the system...
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Default 09-28-2010, 09:04 PM

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... Btw I'm connecting via wifi (wpa2) with manual ip config. Unfortunately I couldn't make it work with DHCP.
I'm not sure how to use the manual IP config option. On the Win7 side where the wifi connects properly, I see what my IP address is; do I just use the same one on the OSX side? It is already there under network prefs and when I change it to manual DHCP and put the same address in, it doesn't work. Should I increment the last number i.e. from 100 to 101?
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Default 09-28-2010, 09:14 PM

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ok, so I ran the netbookinstaller by plugging in my USB drive, and I go to boot into my Mac OSX, type "arch=i386" I get kernel panic, try "arch=i386 pmversion=0" I still get kernel panic.

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" arch=i386 -x" does not work "arch=i386 pmversion=1" does not work. what else can I try? As of right now I can't get into the system...
it's case sensitive you should write exactly this;

arch=i386 pmVersion=0

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I'm not sure how to use the manual IP config option. On the Win7 side where the wifi connects properly, I see what my IP address is; do I just use the same one on the OSX side? It is already there under network prefs and when I change it to manual DHCP and put the same address in, it doesn't work. Should I increment the last number i.e. from 100 to 101?
You can use same ip if it's not used by another computer. Also you should fill all 3 field;

IPv4 Address: (Your ip adress)
Subnet Mask: (Usually 255.255.255.0)
Router : (Usualy same as your IP only last part is 1, for example; XXX.XXX.XXX.1)
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Default 09-28-2010, 09:21 PM

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You can use same ip if it's not used by another computer. Also you should fill all 3 field;

IPv4 Address: (Your ip adress)
Subnet Mask: (Usually 255.255.255.0)
Router : (Usualy same as your IP only last part is 1, for example; XXX.XXX.XXX.1)
Yup, that's what I did, still didn't work

Wait a minute... just remembered someone talking about creating a new location under Network prefs... had tried it before and it didn't work, but since I'm trying to connect to another network now I tried it and it all connects automatically. Hallelujah!

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Default 09-28-2010, 09:27 PM

Ok, that worked. Thanks wolf. I have one small other issue though, I was dual booting windows 7(on a partition from the Mac OS X HD) and Mac OS X using Easy BCD. Now I don't get my dual boot menu for Windows 7 and Mac OS X, it just boots straight into Mac OS X. Is there anyway of fixing this?
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Default 09-29-2010, 04:17 AM

thanks @wolfiem after my work i try do do it again the installation. cheers....
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Default 09-29-2010, 05:18 AM

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Ok, that worked. Thanks wolf. I have one small other issue though, I was dual booting windows 7(on a partition from the Mac OS X HD) and Mac OS X using Easy BCD. Now I don't get my dual boot menu for Windows 7 and Mac OS X, it just boots straight into Mac OS X. Is there anyway of fixing this?
I'm glad to hear it's worked. Sorry, but I didn't try dual boot.
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Default 09-29-2010, 05:23 PM

Finally got WIFI working with Trendnet TEW-644UB. Drivers available here TRENDnet | Downloads | Wireless | TEW-644UB. Came packaged with drivers for 10.5 which worked, I downloaded the 10.6 drivers from trendnet and they worked as well. Took awhile to find the right wifi USB--there were many returns--this seems to be a winner and its wireless N.

I have Dell 1012 running 10.6.3, using meklorts' netbook installer pre. Cannot get 10.6.4 to work--its easy don't upgrade.

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ok, so I ran the netbookinstaller by plugging in my USB drive, and I go to boot into my Mac OSX, type "arch=i386" I get kernel panic, try "arch=i386 pmversion=0" I still get kernel panic.

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" arch=i386 -x" does not work "arch=i386 pmversion=1" does not work. what else can I try? As of right now I can't get into the system...
Through trial and error I tried: arch=i386 recovery=y
This got 10.6.3 to load with netbook installer pre--I don't have to do it anymore. I also have not idea what it does, but it worked for me once or twice.
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